So you’re running late for work, or you can’t wait to enter your home from being at work. You go to lock/unlock your door, apply some directional force and then boom, your key snaps off in the lock. Your immediate response is to grab your phone and type “How do I remove a broken key from a lock” into Google.
After doing so, you try and remove it (obviously the quickest way possible). After spending thirty minutes using everything sharp and pointy object that you can find lying around, you admit defeat. You’ve realised that not only is your key still in the lock, but your lock is also damaged.
It seems as though we get more calls to remove broken keys from locks AFTER someone has tried to remove it themselves (and damaged the lock in the process). To remove a broken key from a lock requires a large amount of skill, training and also the necessary tools. If you’re planning to do this on your own then beware, you could be up for a big price if something goes wrong.
What should you do to remove a broken key from a lock?
Call a local locksmith immediately!
By simply having your local locksmith remove the broken key from the lock, you could potentially be saving yourself a lot of money and time in the future. The problem with trying to remove a broken key from a lock yourself is that the pins and mechanisms within a lock can become damaged if you put something in there that shouldn’t be there. We’ve seen it all; people trying to use pens, knifes, forks and even other keys to try and remove it. The best solution (and the fastest) is to call you local locksmith.
If you have found yourself in one of these positions and need assistance to remove a broken key from a lock then feel free to call Five Star Locksmiths on 1800 348 378. Our team of highly skilled locksmiths will go to either your vehicle or home and have your problem resolved in a fast response time!
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